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Seafood on display

A coming together of Rhode Island seafood, an iconic venue and a cause that everyone can get behind promises to make for a memorable...
NEW BLOOD: Kevin O’Donnell, owner and chef of Newport restaurants Giusto and Mother Pizzeria, was recently appointed to the Rhode Island Hospitality Education Foundation board of directors. 

Changing of the guard in the R.I. restaurant scene

There are signs of a changing of the guard in the restaurant scene in the state, reflected in the announcements in July of some...
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Treating restaurant staff as family yields success

As prices come down, producers, purveyors and consumer-facing businesses in the local restaurant scene are adopting coping mechanisms, some of which may become mainstays...
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Summer food getaways in Providence and Newport

Providence Restaurant Weeks is getting underway July 9-22. Enjoy two weeks of special dining offers brought to you by the Providence Warwick Convention &...
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Weekly food block party launches in Warren

It sounds like the perfect summer evening. A Wednesday gathering with a craft cocktail or mocktail and a freshly fried falafel pocket, Korean corn...
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Al fresco, food truck dining are back

The outdoor dining season has gotten underway in fine fashion. The Memorial Day weekend brought spectacular weather to Rhode Island, and terraces, sidewalks, decks...
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This celebrity chef cooks for celebrities

Rhode Island has a never-ending variety and seemingly endless source of creators and innovators, or “makers,” who are cooking up something new on an...
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Farm system for restaurants

While most of the staffing issues endured by the restaurant and food service industry in Rhode Island have improved, there continue to be labor...
Bruce Newbury

Enhancing the experience

Navigating the twists, turns and cork-pulls of the state’s liquor regulations as they pertain to serving drinks by the glass to accompany food is...
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Some menu items have a story to tell

What’s in a name? Quite a bit if that name is over the front door of your favorite restaurant or specialty dish. Restaurants often are...
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